$100 million in new funding will keep the woodchip-to-gasoline company Kior afloat, for now.
ClearSign’s pollution-reducing technology could help power plants burn less fuel and make more money.
Innovations in digital advertising and consumers’ willingness to share their data have made the growth of free and cheap online services possible.
Self-driving cars are likely to be delayed by the challenges of integrating them with today’s roads, traffic, and human drivers.
The newest cancer drugs cost over $100,000 for a year of treatment. There are fairer ways to set prices.
A cheaper fuel cell could provide affordable power for microgrids.
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk.
Just how frightened should we be of chemical weapons, really? A 1929 essay tried to answer that question.
Smartphones have transformed computing astonishingly quickly. Case in point: a billion devices with Google’s Android software were activated in just five years. No other technology ever drew so many users so fast, according to analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco.